Against All Odds

Synopsis: Terry Brogan, an aging football player in L.A., is cut early in the season; he needs money, so he takes a job from a shady friend of his, Jake Wise, to track down Wise's girlfriend, Jessie, who's somewhere in Mexico. She's also the daughter of a very wealthy land developer, who owns Terry's team. He heads for Cozumel, finds Jessie, and promptly falls in love with her. He thinks it's mutual, then without warning, she heads back to L.A. and Jake. What's going on with her, and what's the connection between Jake's hold on Jessie and the various politicians, lawyers, and environmentalists who seem to be converging on some sort of land deal? Terry keeps looking for answers.
Director(s): Taylor Hackford
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
128 min


- Have you seen this woman?

- No, Senor.


Senor? Senor?


10, 42, 36, hut, hut, hut!

Way to go, Brogan!

The old man can still catch, huh?

Take care of that shoulder.

Good job.

Nice legs, but watch

this one.


I didn't like what I saw on Sunday.

What? I caught

the winning touchdown.

You missed that track-back block.

You were worried about your shoulder.

Doctor says

there's no permanent damage.

I don't want any weaknesses

read by the other team.

You took yourself off

the injured reserve.

You said you were healthy.

The shoulder is solid.

Why don't you prove that?

I intend to.

I mean right now.

Mrs. Wyler's paying you... play football, not

talk about it.

Why don't you go over to the sled?

The sled is bullshit.

I got two rookies who

need playing time, Brogan.

Either go to the sled or

sit on the bench.

No, Stassen. I'll go over

there and prove it to you.

Sam! Go with him.

Come on, Sam.

No matter how long you play,

they want you... prove it one more time.

North field scrimmage.

That guy's been on my ass

since he got here.

Here we go.

All right, hand down.

Look at me. Ready.

Hit it!

Sam, get on it.

All right, hand down.

Look at me.

Hit it!


Sully! I'd like you to meet our

County Supervisor, Ed Phillips.

He's Mrs. Wyler's guest today.

I'm a big fan.

Not only of the Outlaws, but of

the football you played.

Football's changed since

I was a player.

Right, right.

I guess that run of injuries...

...kind of hurt you guys.

We had a lousy bench last year.

We had to play a lot

of injured ball players.

That's part of the job.

You never played injured?

Yeah, well, I was dumb.

I don't like my boys

getting hurt permanently.

That's why they

call him " Mother. "

Hit it!

I don't know about being a supervisor.

I sure as hell don't know

about being a lawyer.

But if I was a lawyer I wouldn't know

sh*t about football, would I?

Excuse me.

Let's get out of here.

Hit it!

You don't have to do this, Brogan.

The f***er's not beating me.

Hand down again. Look at me!

Hit it!

I'm the trainer here, and I say

he's had enough.

What're you trying to prove?

You're a veteran!

What a dumb f***ing thing

to have me do!

Wait for me in my office, Brogan.

Steve Kirsch's office.

This is Terry Brogan.

I need to speak to Steve.

The Outlaws just put me on waivers.

I'm sorry to hear that.

I'm a big fan of yours, Terry.

Hold, please. It's Terry Brogan.

He's been cut.

- Call Schumacher.

- He needs to talk to you.

I don't handle players.

Get rid of him.

Hello. Mr. Kirsch can't talk, but

he suggests you call Hal Schumacher.

I don't want

Hal Schumacher I want Steve.

When's he available?

I really don't know.

Thank you. Thanks a lot.

- They screw up my shoulder, then cut me.

- Sh*t!

That's it in a word.

They promised they'd keep you.

This is behind my back, kid.

Yeah, I figured.

At first I thought

they'd pay me off.

But I want to play football.

Not this year.

Not with that shoulder.

Let me ask you something.

What makes you think

they'll pay you off?

I was injured.

You played two games great. If you're

injured, you didn't look it.

What was I supposed to do?

If I give them any trouble,

they cut me.

They cut you anyway.

They're rebuilding.

More profit, less talent.

You cost too much.

They're not screwing me around.

I'm gonna see my lawyer.

I'll miss the pressure.

Give me a call.

Caxton, Benjamin, Parker and Stein.

Yes, he is.

Hold on a moment.

May I help you?

- I'm here to see Steve Kirsch.

- I'll ring his office.

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Eric Hughes

Eric Hughes (born (1950-10-17)17 October 1950) is an English former professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, and coach of the 1980s and 1990s. He played at representative level for Great Britain, and England, and at club level for Widnes, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, St. Helens, and Rochdale Hornets, as a wing, centre, or stand-off/five-eighth, i.e. number 2 or 5, or, 3 or 4, or 6, and coached at club level for Widnes, Rochdale Hornets, St. Helens, Leigh, and Wigan Warriors. He unwittingly added confusion to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs team as he was unrelated but played at the same time as the three Australian Hughes brothers Garry, Graeme, and Mark. more…

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